The German Renaissance kitchen as depicted in Balthasar Staindl's Ein künstlich vnd nützlichs Kochbuch [An Artful and Useful Cookbook], first printed at Augsburg in 1544. COURTESY OF HANS WEISS. ROUGHWOOD COLLECTION.
Man with a cat hat - reading with a cat (BnF, lat.) "Loving cats is universal. However, not everyone has a hat specially made for the occasion, like this medieval reader. Such entertaining marginal scenes are quite common in medieval books.